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Gapensi Assessing Positive Impact of Infrastructure Development

by Sebastianus Epifany Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 09:11

JAKARTA - There is a little difference which felt by Indonesian people in big cities which conducting homecoming tradition to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. The difference is no congestion that occurs due to the presence of a variety of new infrastructures.

This positive situation received appreciation from the Secretary General of the Indonesian Construction Contractor Association (Gapensi), H. Andi Rukman Karumpa. According to him the smooth transportation of homecoming and stable price of goods ahead of Eid al-Fitr cannot be separated from the role of massive infrastructure development in Indonesia.

"Unlike previous years, there have been tremendous incidents and congestion, this time the transportation is smooth, the prices of staple goods are also stable," said H. Andi Rukman Karumpa, as reported from Gatra.com (4/7/2017).

He stressed that massive infrastructure development is a must for Indonesia. The impact can now be felt in the presence of land transportation, tolls, ports, airports, and inflation control of staple goods.

As is known from 2015 to 2019, the Indonesian government is targeting to build 15 new airports, 24 ports, 2,650 km of national roads, 1,000 km of toll roads, 3,258 km of railways and 60 ferry ports. Therefore, the government needs Rp 5,519 trillion for infrastructure development funds.

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